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Acromax gymnasts group performing at last year's event.

Festive times in St Leonards at the Garden of Delights

This weekend sees St Leonards’ other festival – the Garden of Delights in St Leonards Gardens. As usual there will be a pulsating programme of entertainment and a fine collection of stalls providing food and refreshments, as well as community and faith groups publicising their activities. Nick Terdre reports.

Council leader Peter Chowney speaks to the Lift the Ban motion at the full council meeting.

Pro refugee campaigns backed by HBC and the public

Hastings Borough Council has signed up to the Lift the Ban campaign to allow asylum-seekers to work after six months if their asylum claim is still undecided. Meanwhile the fifth annual Refugee Tales event took place this month with ample public support and the presence of several Labour councillors. Nick Terdre reports.

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Well-attended vigil attests to town’s solidarity with Muslims

A large crowd gathered outside Hastings Mosque on Friday to show solidarity with our Muslim fellow citizens in the wake of the murderous assaults on mosques in New Zealand the week before. Nick Terdre reports.

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Six-way tie for chess trophy

Six players shared first place in the Masters tournament at Hastings International Chess Congress, after a draw dashed Danny Gormally’s hopes of running out sole winner. Meanwhile the Horntye trustees have confirmed that the venue will remain available for the town’s prestigious chess event for the indefinite future. Nick Terdre reports, photos by Matthew Carr.

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Great news for 1066 Local Energy campaign

After long negotiations and discussions, the directors of Ore Campus of East Sussex College Hastings have said ‘Yes’ to the installation of solar panels on their roof. Fantastic news, marking the first big success of the 1066 Local Energy Campaign. HOT’s Zelly Restorick spoke to Richard Watson of Energise Sussex Coast, one of the partner organisations involved in the project.

Green Job Fair at Sussex Coast College

The Future is Green for young people

Green energy and how it can power our future was the talking point at a recent day-long symposium at Sussex Coast College. Twelve high-profile future energy ‘champions’ addressed a mixed audience of students and other guests as part of Green GB Week. The high-profile symposium, organised by Energise Sussex Coast and Community Energy South was also attended by Amber Rudd MP, Peter Chowney, leader of the council and Nigel Sinden, the Mayor of Hastings. Rod Webb writes. 

Senior planner Kerry Culbert briefs Hastings Sustainable Transport Forum on the area action plan for the town centre and Bohemia.

Wanted: action on sustainable transport

The need to encourage action on sustainable transport by the authorities in County Hall and Hastings Town Hall was one of the key themes aired at the September meeting of Hastings Sustainable Transport Forum. Nick Terdre reports.

Handover of Green Party petition on the harbour proposal to mayor Nigel Sinden, right, by Julia Hilton, centre, and Amelia Womack, the Greens' deputy leader.

Greens petition HBC to reject Harbour Quarter

Hastings Green Party continues its campaign against the proposed Harbour Quarter development in the Old Town, handing in a petition calling on the council to reject the plan to the mayor, Cllr Nigel Sinden, in the presence of the party’s deputy leader Amelia Womack. Nick Terdre reports.

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